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Buy it, Rent it, or F*** it: Saints Row IV

#1horror_spookyPosted 8/23/2013 4:25:00 PM
Back by popular demand!!!

+Action-packed and highly entertaining plot full of unique and fun characters
+Better writing and jokes than previous entries in the series
+Superpowers are badass
+CHEAT CODES!!!
+Fantastic soundtrack with both hilarious and brilliant licensed songs used in just the right places
+Lots of replayability and plenty of missions, side-missions, and more
+Spoofs many games and other pop culture, and does it extremely well
+Almost every mission has you doing something completely different from any that came before
+Genuinely intimidating primary antagonist
+Engaging upgrade system, both for your character and for the different weapons available
+Excellent and flexible character creation system
-Strange control choices
-No offline co-op options
-Online pass
-Activities aren't as fun
-Combat gets repetitive and can be boring
-Boss fights go on for too long and all the same thing
-Visually unimpressive and kind of ugly
-Screen tearing
-Doesn't feel enough like an actual Saints Row game

Verdict:

Rent it
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#2metroidman92Posted 8/23/2013 4:44:56 PM
How bad is the screen tearing? I've been noticing it more and more with newer games, and it's not fun to look at.
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#3videogameking33Posted 8/23/2013 8:51:40 PM
Big fan but waiting for it too drop to $40 before buying....
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#4kungfuj0Posted 8/23/2013 9:32:54 PM
I say either rent it or get it on Black Friday for $25 or so.

I bought it full price on release day, and while I like the game a lot, I can already see its shortcomings. I'll get my money's worth out of the game because I like it enough to get 2 or 3 playthroughs out of it, but if I had it to do over again, I'd rent it for now and buy it when it gets cheap.
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#5velvet_hammerPosted 8/23/2013 10:38:35 PM
Verdict for Spookys topics

F*** It
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#6horror_spooky(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 11:33:17 PM
metroidman92 posted...
How bad is the screen tearing? I've been noticing it more and more with newer games, and it's not fun to look at.


Pretty bad, though Splinter Cell: Blacklist is markedly worse if you are looking for something recent to compare it with
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#7Pacman2dxPosted 8/23/2013 11:41:46 PM
Great review. I'm gonna skip on Saints Row IV for now, I'll probably grab it after I grab GTA V - around that time it should be easy enough to find a used copy.
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#8NemerlightPosted 8/24/2013 3:01:14 AM
I will wait for a price drop. After playing 3 i lost interest and GTA 5 is coming soon.
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#9oasisbeyondPosted 8/24/2013 3:18:50 AM
So much positive ywt, it's a rental... lol Waits for Ocarina of time 2014 to come out.
#10grimmdaddyPosted 8/24/2013 3:45:34 AM
price drop